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01-26-2013 12:28 PM
Tiptoes
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Originally Posted by planalp View Post
Interesting question. Pardon my ignorance related to the water pump problem, but no coolant in the oil, right? I will assume there's no coolant in the oil or you probably wouldn't even be considering putting the oil back in.

On the one hand, oil is relatively cheap depending on what you use. It costs me around $6 to change oil, so why not put new oil in? On the other hand, it's only been in there 100 miles. Based on what seems to be the norm of a 1500K-2000K change interval, that oil is basically "new."

It would seem to me the deciding factor would be whether or not you consider getting rid of the old oil and putting in new a "waste."

Me? I'd probably just go with new oil. My oil looks black 30 miles after I change it, anyway. Even if it didn't matter from a serviceability standpoint, I

think I would find it psychologically disturbing to pour "dirty" oil back into that fill hole.


I do not think there is water in the oil, the coolant was dripping from the weep hole but does stop when it gets warm.
And that was my dilemma putting oil back in albeit only 100 miles ,wished I had done the pump seal the same time as the doohickey C'est la vie',
01-26-2013 09:55 AM
planalp
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Originally Posted by Tiptoes View Post
I changed my oil about 100 miles ago when I did the doohickey ,then noticed the water pump leaking water , question is do I drain the oil into a clean container and reuse or do i replace
Interesting question. Pardon my ignorance related to the water pump problem, but no coolant in the oil, right? I will assume there's no coolant in the oil or you probably wouldn't even be considering putting the oil back in.

On the one hand, oil is relatively cheap depending on what you use. It costs me around $6 to change oil, so why not put new oil in? On the other hand, it's only been in there 100 miles. Based on what seems to be the norm of a 1500K-2000K change interval, that oil is basically "new."

It would seem to me the deciding factor would be whether or not you consider getting rid of the old oil and putting in new a "waste."

Me? I'd probably just go with new oil. My oil looks black 30 miles after I change it, anyway. Even if it didn't matter from a serviceability standpoint, I think I would find it psychologically disturbing to pour "dirty" oil back into that fill hole.



01-26-2013 09:48 AM
acidman1968
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Originally Posted by Tiptoes View Post
I changed my oil about 100 miles ago when I did the doohickey ,then noticed the water pump leaking water , question is do I drain the oil into a clean container and reuse or do i replace
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Originally Posted by 650Stew View Post
Oils cheap, I would replace it.
^^^
This...

Don't screw around with the life-blood of your engine. Replace the oil if there's any doubt. It's cheap.
01-26-2013 06:37 AM
650Stew
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Originally Posted by Tiptoes View Post
I changed my oil about 100 miles ago when I did the doohickey ,then noticed the water pump leaking water , question is do I drain the oil into a clean container and reuse or do i replace
Oils cheap, I would replace it.
01-26-2013 05:46 AM
Tiptoes I changed my oil about 100 miles ago when I did the doohickey ,then noticed the water pump leaking water , question is do I drain the oil into a clean container and reuse or do i replace
01-26-2013 12:14 AM
KLRapp I run Mobil 1 15/50 in my Klr, and in my other bikes as well.
07-12-2012 09:56 PM
fradsham
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Originally Posted by Packman View Post
Is anybody running synthetic oil?? Never mind. I got sidetracked before i read the other posts. Sorry about that.
yes I run with 100% synthetic oil. Costs more but I push the bike hard. We cannot get Rotella here due to some new environmental laws that ban certain chemicals (is what I have been told)
07-12-2012 09:09 PM
JGTREE Does anybody have a part number for the oil filter? Mines a 2012.. Are they all the same? Any special brand that's preferred? I know I used to run rotella in my gsxr .. A friend I rode with was a mechanic, he said something about bikes needing a non detergent oil? What's your favorite?


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03-27-2010 09:28 AM
klr4evr
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Originally Posted by CheapBassTurd View Post
Blend of Rotella 15w-40 and M-1 15w-50.

Comes out to: Semi-synthetic 15w-45. LOL

Blending oil, never a good idea. You're going to have all those molecules fighting with each other and jockeying for position to do their job of lubricating.
When your bike is idle they have nothing to do so they start inter-breeding. This can have disastrous results usually showing up in the form of sludge.


Ya, I'm weird.........
03-27-2010 06:04 AM
CheapBassTurd Blend of Rotella 15w-40 and M-1 15w-50.

Comes out to: Semi-synthetic 15w-45. LOL
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